Voting is now underway for the ninth annual Clinton County Reads. Ballots may be downloaded for printing at the bottom of this page and dropped off or mailed to the Wilmington Public Library, Blanchester Public Library, or Sabina Public Library, Selections may also be submitted to the Clinton County Reads Facebook page or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting entries is November 11.
Below is the list of nominated titles.
Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
In 1889, two young journalists raced against one another, determined to circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and forever change the lives of both Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland.
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
An infectious deadly virus from the central African rain forest appears in a lab in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims die. Bestselling account of the emergence of the Ebola virus.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person who destroyed his family. Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Louis Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner, is captured by the Japanese during World War II and becomes an Army hero by proving the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. On New York Times Best Sellers list for nearly four years.